Thursday, December 30, 2010

Book Review - "Sun Tunnels and Secrets" by Carole Thayne Warburton

"On a trip to the Sun Tunnels in the Utah desert, Norma and her sisters find a body on the side of the road. But this awful discovery turns out to be the least of their problems. Norma's husband just passed on, and she learns he kept a secret from her for sixty years. LaRue is keeping a secret from Norma. The sisters' young friend Tony is keeping a secret about his famous father, and Tony's mother is keeping a secret of her own. Tony is secretly in love with his friend Kelli, who recently escaped from a polygamist cult. And who is the mysterious young car thief with whom Norma feels a special connection? Everything converges in Grouse Creek at the Fourth of July celebration. Will secrets prove everyone's undoing? "

A group of sisters finds a body in the desert. A young girl escapes from a polygamous cult. A mysterious young man steals a series of cars while searching for his missing girlfriend, who is pregnant with another man's child. A cowboy nurtures a hidden crush. These characters meet in a small Utah town, and their relationships will be changed forever by secrets.

I really enjoyed this book. The author has created vivid characters who are entertaining, touching, and completely believable. I was sorry to see it end.